At the beginning of December, I found myself drinking in the warm sun on a beautiful beach in the small town of Cascais, in Portugal. I was only there for one day, but it was the best day I have had since I can remember. My bones were warm from the heat of the day and my toes were in the sand. The sea air seemed to heal me from the inside out. It was so, so calming. I highly recommend the town of Cascais if you are going to Lisbon, and would personally even stay there and take day trips to Lisbon if I went back. It has great shops, fantastic food and the most quaint little beaches.